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Inside the Aston Martin factory – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2017

It’s a two-hour car ride from Heathrow Airport to the small village of Gaydon in Warwickshire, England, home to Aston Martin’s headquarters. The company plans, designs, and build its cars in this office park enclave, down the road from Jaguar Land Rover headquarters, and only a short 45-minute drive from Silverstone, where Formula 1 development thrives. It’s an ideal location: it’s connected to the M40 motorway, an artery that threads…

Inside the Aston Martin factory – The Verge – The Verge

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

It’s a two-hour car ride from Heathrow Airport to the small village of Gaydon in Warwickshire, England, home to Aston Martin’s headquarters. The company plans, designs, and build its cars in this office park enclave, down the road from Jaguar Land Rover headquarters, and only a short 45-minute drive from Silverstone, where Formula 1 development thrives. It’s an ideal location: it’s connected to the M40 motorway, an artery that threads…

Luxury auto brands are scrambling to avoid a blue Christmas – Reuters.com

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

DETROIT (Reuters) – When financial markets surge to new records, sales of luxury cars usually rise, too. Instead, October U.S. auto sales reports on Wednesday showed that a collapse in sales of luxury sedans is accelerating. Consumers have gradually shifted over to luxury sport utility vehicles from sedans in the last decade, but the trend – which has occurred in both the non-luxury and luxury segments of the auto market…

Auto sales were strong in October as buyers grabbed fully loaded pickups, SUVs – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

October was a good month for auto sales, driven by general economic growth and continued vehicle replacement in the wake of hurricanes in Houston and South Florida. Sales are expected to slightly top the 1.37 million cars sold in October 2016 once all automakers release the month’s results. Of those that have reported sales figures, General Motors unit sales were down 2.2%, and Fiat-Chrysler saw a 13.2% drop. But Toyota…

Anticipating an Influx of Electric Cars, Indian Government Calls for … – The Drive

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

India is growing into one of the world’s largest car markets, making it a major source of transportation-related emissions. But the Indian government hopes to clean up the air with an aggressive electrification program. The government is requesting bids for a network of electric car charging stations, reports the The Economic Times, and it wants them now. The request for bids went out Oct. 30, and calls for a company…

This new tool scours your auto bills for savings – CNBC

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

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October auto sales expected to be strong – Business Insider – Business Insider

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Ford Automakers will report October US sales on Wednesday. The monthly sales pace is expected to be better than last year’s final record total of 17.55 million. Profitable pickups and SUVs continue to drive the market. This was supposed to be the year that the US auto sales boom finally ran out of gas. After consecutive record-breaking years, with 17.5 million vehicles sold in 2015 and 17.55 million in 2016,…

Aston Martin Plans US Spending Boost to Hedge Brexit Effect – Bloomberg

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

British luxury sports-car maker Aston Martin Holdings Ltd. has a Brexit contingency plan: crank up spending in the U.S., its biggest market. “We’ve been putting a lot of effort in the U.S.,” Chief Executive Officer Andy Palmer said in an interview in Tokyo. The reason is the company doesn’t think any contagion will spread to the U.S. in the event consumer confidence drops when Britain leaves the European Union, he…

The US auto market is about to surprise everybody – Business Insider

Posted: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Ford Automakers will report October US sales on Wednesday. The monthly sales pace is expected to be better than last year’s final record total of 17.55 million. Profitable pickups and SUVs continue to drive the market. This was supposed to be the year that the US auto sales boom finally ran out of gas. After consecutive record-breaking years, with 17.5 million vehicles sold in 2015 and 17.55 million in 2016,…

Alphabet’s ‘driverless’ cars still aren’t driverless – Recode

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

On any given day, Alphabet’s Waymo runs its driverless minivans through dozens of staged situations on an old Air Force base in Atwater, Calif., more than 100 miles outside the company’s Mountain View headquarters. The company is preparing its cars for the real world. So, a man might jump into the lane, a cyclist might pop a wheelie, a human driver might cut the robot car off. The car figures…

Aston Martin Debuts New Twin-Turbo V8 On The DB11 Coupe – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Aston Martin The V8-powered Aston Martin DB11 starts at $198,995. Aston Martin’s Second Century plan – an ambitious undertaking that will see the bespoke British automaker build seven new models in seven years – kicked off last year with the V12-powered DB11 coupe, the first new Aston Martin introduced in a decade. The company is now launching a second version of the DB11, this one powered by a Mercedes-AMG-developed, 4.0-liter…

Auto Industry Declares War on Trump Over NAFTA – NBCNews.com

Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Every morning, as the sun rises over the Great Lakes, dozens of 18-wheelers queue up on both sides of the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. Over the course of the day, hundreds more will pay their tolls, cross the 90-year-old span and clear Customs, the majority of them carrying automotive parts and accessories, as well as fully assembled vehicles. The scene repeats itself at a number of other…

October Auto Sales Forecast Is Down A Couple Percentage Points – Forbes

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

October auto sales are expected to be down a couple of percentage points from October 2016. That’s in line with U.S. auto sales so far this year. Year to date through September, U.S. auto sales were about 12.9 million, down 1.8 percent from the same period a year ago, according to Autodata Corporation, based in Mahwah, N.J. According to a forecast developed jointly by J.D. Power and LMC Automotive, October…

Toyota wants to get us truly crushing on cars | TechCrunch – TechCrunch

Posted: Monday, October 30, 2017

Toyota is very invested in love. The automaker has a central philosophy of making vehicles that inspire ‘Aisha,’ a concept that literally means “beloved car” in Japanese. But the nature of ‘Aisha’ is changing, necessarily, just at the nature of automobiles themselves are fundamentally changing as we usher in automated and semi-autonomous driving. The key to making ‘Aisha’ work in this new era, Toyota believes, lies in using artificial intelligence…

Finally Some Sexiness From Japan’s Future Cars – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

Prepping Self-Driving Cars for the World’s Most Chaotic Cities – WIRED

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Self-driving cars are no longer confined to controlled test tracks or even to placid suburban streets—they’re tackling real traffic in US cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh. They’re honing their skills amidst humans in Europe, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan. They’re preparing for the day they can purify our chaotic streets with their robotic perfection. Learning how to drive in places like unruly Boston, a land of…

Finally Some Sexiness From Japan’s Future Cars – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

South Carolina football: Jake Bentley effective in scaring his linemen, opposing defenses – SECcountry.com

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina football fans shouldn’t get too excited about Jake Bentley and his quest to become college football’s next great dual-threat quarterback. The sophomore may be tied for the team lead in rushing touchdowns this season, both of which he had in the 34-27 win Saturday over Vanderbilt, but the dream is already starting to fade. “We felt like there were a couple of designed [quarterback runs]…

Finally Some Sexiness From Japan’s Future Cars – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Photo by Peter Lyon. The Honda EV Sports concept injects some style back the carmaker’s lineup. The Toyota Motor Show is known in international circles as a show that introduces new technologies, the odd sports car and wacky, offbeat anime-inspired concept cars. In fact, some of my overseas colleagues come to Tokyo just to see those manga-like concept cars. As is happening at every other motor show so far this…

SCSU football team runs away with road win over Bentley – New Haven Register

Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Southern Connecticut State football team piled up 454 rushing yards in a 45-42 Northeast-10 win over Bentley on Saturday in Waltham, Mass. Running backs Vochan Fowler (152 yards, two TDs) and Eli Parks (149 yards, two TDs) led the Owls, who fell 23 yards shy of the team’s single-game rushing record of 477 yards set againt LIU-Post in 1984. SCSU quarterback Raymond Catapano added 82 rushing yards and one…